Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

Review and replace the unemployment system, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips will introduce a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to require the state Labor Department to make recommendations within two weeks on how to replace the state’s decades-old computer system that is struggling to handle the flood of insurances claims. “It is unacceptable...

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Scharfenberger offers sensible reopening plan

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – As uncertainty and questions grow with a lack of a structured economic reopening plan, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger has composed a set of protocols small businesses could implement to start reopening the state economy. “Without a doubt, the impact which Covid-19 has had on New Jersey’s health...

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GOP lawmakers call for plan to reopen small businesses swiftly and safely

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to stop the delay in reopening small businesses, noting that safety precautions now underway at big businesses can also be done effectively at small businesses. “Small businesses can safeguard the health of patrons and...

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Murphy must address reopening plans at daily press conferences, GOP leader says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said that Gov. Phil Murphy must discuss the details of reopening the state at his daily press briefings and released the following statement: “I listen intensely to the governor’s daily press events.  Unfortunately, the repetitive nature does not detail how we...

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Bramnick: Murphy should focus federal money on small business relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to use federal relief under the CARES Act to help small businesses and residents make ends meet. “As much federal funding as possible should go to small businesses and individuals,” said Bramnick (R-Union). “Our priority...

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Let’s start with curbside pickup to get retailers working again, GOP lawmaker says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to begin the first phase of reopening the economy by allow non-essential businesses to get back to work with curbside pickup. “There is no reason to delay the opening of retail business to do curbside pickup,” said...

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Wirths presses Murphy to release state fiscal picture

SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths wants Governor Phil Murphy to start sharing the information he has about New Jersey revenue woes so the legislature knows how to approach the state’s fiscal problems. Murphy has continually warned of a massive revenue shortfall and yesterday said that major cuts to...

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Space stresses need for specifics in state’s plan to reopen economy

SPARTA, N.J. – Following Assemblyman Parker Space’s comments that the governor’s plan to restart the state’s economy was more of a road block than a road back, he issued an online petition and video calling for concrete plans to reopen businesses and get people back to work. WATCH: Parker...

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Asm. Bergen to introduce legislation restricting emergency executive orders

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is introducing legislation to put a layer of checks and balances on the governor’s ability to enact emergency executive orders. “The governor’s ability to unilaterally impose restrictions on the freedoms of our citizens cannot go unchecked,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “One person with near...

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